NEW DELHI: Amid the raging debate around the criminalization of marital rape, the National Survey of Family Health released the results of a study that hinted at a possible shift toward progressivism, while offering disturbing glimpses of the minds of married men and women in the country. The survey revealedRead More →

Ukraine announced earlier that its forces had retaken villages from Russian troops north and northeast of Kharkiv, pressing a counter-offensive that could signal a change in the momentum of the war and jeopardize the main advance of Russia.. Tetiana Apatchenko, press officer of the 92nd Separate Mechanized Brigade, the mainRead More →

The smoking gun moment in the sensationally gripping new documentary “Navalny” is something to behold. We are deep in the weeds of the investigation with Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition leader, and Christo Grozev, the Bulgarian journalist investigating the August 2020 poisoning that nearly ended Navalny’s life. By this pointRead More →

Africa Newsroom2022-04-13 A series of lectures opened by eminent scientists from Rosatom’s partner universities (www.Rosatom.com) was organized on March 31 for school children and students in South Africa. The objective of the event was to show students and future candidates the relevance of the challenges facing the nuclear industry, asRead More →

A series of lectures opened by eminent scientists from Rosatom’s partner universities (www.Rosatom.com) was organized on March 31 for school children and students in South Africa. The objective of the event was to show students and future candidates the relevance of the challenges facing the nuclear industry, as well asRead More →

A series of open lectures by eminent scientists from Rosatom Supporting Universities (www.Rosatom.com) was organized on March 31 for school children and students in South Africa. The objective of the event was to show students and potential candidates the relevance of the challenges facing the nuclear industry, as well asRead More →

Germany is under increasing pressure to ban Russian energy imports during the war in Ukraine.Ying Tang/NurPhoto/Getty Imags Germany is under increasing pressure to ban Russian energy imports during the war in Ukraine. An immediate ban on Russian energy would send Germany into “a deep recession”, according to a report byRead More →

Tomsk State University and MARA University of Technology (UiTM), a leading higher education institution in Malaysia, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation. The ceremony took place online on March 14. The universities presented their achievements and discussed possible areas of collaboration. In particular, Malaysian colleagues aim toRead More →

Russian investigators on Wednesday opened criminal proceedings against a blogger for spreading what they said was “knowingly false information” about the war in Ukraine, during the first application of a new law that carries a penalty of up to up to 15 years in prison. The Investigative Committee said theRead More →

New Russian law means 15 years in prison or military conscription that sends anti-war Russians to Ukraine with orders to shoot civilians The New York Times published on Monday an article describing how thousands of middle-class Russians have fled the country for neighboring Armenia and (Republic of) Georgia since theRead More →

One of Russia’s oldest universities to expel at least 13 students detained during anti-war protests that have erupted across the country in recent weeks, according to business daily Kommersant reported Wednesday. The prestigious St Petersburg State University is expected to draft further expulsion orders for students after continued protests againstRead More →

Russians are bracing for an economic recession that could be the deepest since the 1990s after the United States and its allies imposed ‘crushing’ sanctions on Moscow, seeking to punish President Vladimir Putin for the unprovoked invasion from Ukraine. Analysts say citizens face a future characterized by runaway inflation, risingRead More →

On February 15, the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation hosted an international conference “Western Geopolitical War Against Russia: The Ukrainian Case”. During the event, political scientists, experts, journalists and public figures from Russia, the United States, Italy, Germany, Finland, Belgium and other countries discussed possible developments around Ukraine. DemocracyRead More →

A former aide to jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has slammed Russian authorities’ use of the extremism law to suppress peaceful political opposition as she appeals her pre-trial restrictions in court siberian monday. Ksenia Fadeyeva, who was elected to the Tomsk city council in 2020, faces up to 12 yearsRead More →

A documentary film about Alexei Navalny, who narrowly survived an apparent novichok poisoning attempt, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. The 90-minute film, simply titled Navalny, features flying footage of the Russian opposition leader, filmed during the several months he spent in Germany in late 2020 while recovering from poisoning.Read More →

Separately, the Federal Prison Service demanded that Navalny’s brother’s suspended sentence be turned into a prison sentence. Russian authorities have added imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny and a handful of his allies to an official list of “terrorists and extremists”. Also on Tuesday, local news agencies reported that the FederalRead More →

Russian police have taken three former regional coordinators of Aleksei Navalny’s campaign team for questioning amid continued pressure against associates of the jailed opposition leader. The home of Zakhar Sarapulov, who headed the Irkutsk headquarters of Navalny’s network of regional campaign groups, was raided in the early morning of DecemberRead More →

Shortly before leaving Russia in a hurry for Georgia, Sergei Samborsky visited the office of the Presidential Commissioner for Human Rights, Tatyana Moskalkova. Tomsk resident Samborsky made headlines last month after posting a shocking video of appalling conditions inside the “red zone” of the Siberian city’s largest COVID-19 hospital. InRead More →

In the Russian Far East there remains a great mixture of Christianity and paganism. Orthodox priests in the countryside engage in shamanic practices. Pagan folklore seen as a spectacle of “popular culture”. Orthodox clergy and shamans “combined” against the Covid. Moscow (AsiaNews) – A survey of the site Sibir RealiiRead More →

A secret European intelligence report has concluded that the Chechen security services were most likely behind the 2020 attempted murder in Sweden of a dissident Chechen blogger. Tumso Abdurakhmanov, an exiled critic of Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov, barely survived a hammerhead attack last year in a bizarre assassination attempt thatRead More →

TOMSK, Russia — When Sergei Samborsky learned from a patient at the Infectious Diseases Hospital in this Siberian city that his 84-year-old grandmother, an Alzheimer’s patient being treated in the isolation ward for COVID-19, was not fed or cared for properly, he became desperate. He begged hospital workers to letRead More →